How to hire a foreign worker








Despite the ready supply of able overseas talent and the capacity for business growth it represents, hiring foreign employees can seem like a daunting and overly-bureaucratic process.

Global Talent Connect Ltd aims to make this process simple by both coordinating foreign staff for particular industries and assisting employers secure a sponsor license.


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The Global Talent Connect Ltd process 

If you are looking for assistance on how to hire a foreign worker, Global Talent Connect Ltd can help. Our approach has been built from our experience as overseas workers ourselves, which offers us a unique insight into hospitality recruitment in Scotland.


Preliminary Contact

Once we receive an enquiry via our booking form, we will call you back to have an initial conversation about your business and the role you need filled.

The most pertinent question we will ask at this point is ‘Have you got a sponsor license?'. If you do not, we are able to provide you with resources and guidance through how to apply for the license and the next steps. Please be advised that while we can provide you with hands-off assistance, we are not able to apply for the license on your behalf.

Candidate Selection

Based on the criteria and qualifications outlined during the initial consultation, we will compile and send you a list of between 5 and 10 eligible candidates from our network of international contacts and partners. 


Each candidate we put forward has been pre-screened and interviewed by Global Talent Connect Ltd. That said, we still encourage employers to conduct their own interviews with shortlisted candidates in order to assess their skills, cultural fit, experience and overall suitability for the job.

Our team are here to help you at this stage as and when you need it by reviewing applications and coordinating interviews.


Once you have chosen your candidate, we will forward a copy of your sponsor license to the embassy in the candidate's home country to process their working visa. While this is going on we will arrange for the candidate's DBS checks.


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What do You Need to Know when Hiring Internationaly ?






Application Requirements for a Sponsor Licenses

  • Proof that you are a legitimate UK-based company, trading lawfully as a PLC, Ltd, LLP or Sole Trader; this can be provided in the form of HMRC documentation, annual accounts, proof of identity and proof of address.
  • These documents may vary depending on your business and your particular vacancy.
  • You may benefit from legal advice from an immigration adviser.

Salary Information

Under SWV regulations, salaries are to be offered to candidates from abroad at a minimum of £25,600 for those aged 26 or over.

Lower salaries are payable or those under 26, permitting these are in line with the UK minimums.

Home Office Occupation Codes

  • Chefs: 5434
  • Restaurant managers: 5436
  • Kitchen manager: 5436
  • Care worker: 6145
  • Nursing assistant: 6141

For more information concerning home office occupation codes, please see here.


In accordance with the government regulations surrounding the Skilled Works Visa (SWV), an international candidate is required to achieve 70 points through the measures listed below.


  • Offer of job by an approval sponsor – 20 points
  • Job at an appropriate skill level – 20 points
  • Spoken English levels at the required level – 10 points


  • Salary of £20,480 to £23,039 or at least 80% of the going rate for the profession (whichever is higher) – 0 points
  • Salary of £23,040 to £25,999 or at least 90% of the going rate for the profession (whichever is higher) – 10 points
  • Salary of £25,600 or above or at least the going rate for the profession (whichever is higher) – 20 points
  • Job in a shortage occupation as designated by the Migration Advisory Committee – 20 points
  • Education qualification: PhD in a subject relevant to the job – 10 points
  • Education qualification: PhD in a STEM subject relevant to the job – 10 points

For more information surrounding the requirements of the SWV, please see here.




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